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Our Team

Here at RQD, we strive to always give you the best - which makes team growth and evolution a necessity.

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Tarah Wheeler, CEO

Tarah Wheeler
Chief Executive


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Tarah Wheeler has consulted and worked with hundreds of security organizations and companies of all sizes. She is a sought-after cybersecurity speaker and author. She has multiple hacking championships and is deeply passionate about sharing cybersecurity best practices to companies of all sizes.

Tarah holds the following qualifications:
MS (Masters of Science), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), GIAC GMOB (Mobile Device Security Analyst), GIAC GXPN (Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester), CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor
Liz Steiner, Sr. Manager of Sales & Growth

Liz Steiner
Senior Manager
Sales and Growth

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Liz Steiner has been perfecting her sales pitch and marketing skills in middle and high school classrooms for almost 10 years, while simultaneously writing business & tech curriculums. She thrives in public speaking and high energy events, where she is always an engaged and highly charismatic companion.

Liz is Inbound Sales Certified through Hubspot, and holds a B.A. in Sociology-Anthropology from Elizabethtown College and a M.S. concentrating in Systems Evaluation and Global & International Policy from Drexel University.  She also holds a certificate in Arab-Islamic History from the University of Tel Aviv.

Chrissa Constantine, Chief Compliance Architect

Chrissa Constantine
Chief Compliance


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Chrissa Constantine is a security professional with extensive experience in cybersecurity across multiple verticals including financial, Government, and health care. She has performed penetration tests and vulnerability assessments using industry standard tools to detect vulnerabilities that could be leveraged by an attacker to take control of applications, systems, and/or networks.

She has written articles on a variety of topics for Hakin9 and PenTest Magazine.

Mehtab Zafar, Product Security Engineer

Mehtab Zafar

Product Security Engineer

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Mehtab is an independent product security engineer with 4 + years of Python development experience.

Projects Mehtab has contributed developmental skills to various open source code projects and has worked as a developer and mentor with Google Summer of Code for the 3 years. Mehtab's experience also includes the building of various Django/Flask applications, work on GCP, AWS and Digital Ocean cloud platforms.

Mehtab holds an OSCP certification and regularly reports bugs to Google, US DOD, etc. In his spare time, he performs Penetration, SAST & DAST tests.

Bryan Austin, Security Consultant

Bryan Austin

Security Consultant

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With over 20 years of working in information systems and security, Bryan Austin is the resident social engineer and threat researcher. Bryan has a background in multiple arenas from pentesting and threat intelligence to locksmithing and law enforcement training.
When not being happy by making bad people sad, Bryan is the chief wrangler of his small farm of ducks, rabbits, feral children and veggie gardens as well as the executive fixer of projects for his amazing wife.
Bryan holds the following certifications:
GIAC, GREM, Comptia A+, Network+, Security+, Pentest+
World's Greatest Dad 3 years running
Jon Callas, Advisory Board

Jon Callas

Advisory Board

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Jon Callas is a cryptographer, software engineer, user experience designer, and technologist who is the co-founder and former CTO of the global encrypted communications service Silent Circle, as well as the encryption company PGP Corporation. He has held major positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Apple, and Entrust, and is considered "one of the most respected and well-known names in the mobile security industry."

Callas is credited with creating several Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards, including OpenPGP, DKIM, and ZRTP.

Edna Conway

Edna Conway

Advisory Board